Catherine Wood | Vortrag
Datum & Uhrzeit: 2023-05-23 18:00
Ort: Akademie der Bildenden Künste München | Akademiestr. 4
Raum: Neubau | E.O1.23

Within the format of a lecture-conversation with Alexandra Pirici, Catherine Wood will offer an introduction into Performance, situating performative practices not only as contemporary shifts from object to action within the western art-historical canon, but as an old, fundamental part of a history of art-making focused on movement and interconnectivity, preceding modern notions of art and museum display. Furthermore, she will speak about the general transformation of visual art institutions prompted by artists working in the intermedial field of performance, using examples of turning points from the museal history of Tate Modern in particular.

The lecture will be followed by an open conversation with the students.

* Catherine Wood will be present online, via zoom. The lecture will be held in English.

Catherine Wood is a curator, writer, and art historian specialising in performance and the cross-disciplinary within the field of modern and contemporary art. She joined Tate Modern in 2002, having previously held curatorial roles at the Barbican Art Gallery and The British Museum. Over the last 20 years, she has been instrumental in making performance and live art a core part of Tate Modern’s programme, becoming Senior Curator, International Art (Performance) in 2015, having curated and co-curated major exhibitions such as The World as a Stage in 2007, Pop Life: Art in a Material World in 2009, A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance in 2012 and Robert Rauschenberg in 2016. She has led the BMW Tate Live Exhibition series in the Tanks, has initiated Tate’s first live-streamed performance programme in 2012, and has played a key role in bringing live, time-based works of art into Tate’s collection. As Director of Programme, she is overseeing Tate Modern’s broad ranging artistic content, including exhibitions, displays, commissions, performances, film screenings and community projects.